A 10 µs hybrid optical-circuit/electrical-packet network for datacenters

Abstract

We built and evaluated a hybrid electrical-packet/optical-circuit network for datacenters using a 10 μs optical circuit switch using wavelength-selective switches based on binary MEMs. This network has the potential to support large-scale, dynamic datacenter workloads. 

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@article{Farrington2013A1, title={A 10 µs hybrid optical-circuit/electrical-packet network for datacenters}, author={Nathan Farrington and Alex Forencich and Pang-Chen Sun and Shaya Fainman and Joe Ford and Ali Vahdat and Gaby Porter and G. C. Papen}, journal={2013 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC)}, year={2013}, pages={1-3} }